Aurora Public Library believes that facilities and services must be accessible to all, regardless of age, economic means or physical ability, and be capable of supporting the levels of service required by the community.
- There are two spots in the parking lot behind the library for individuals with Accessible Parking permits.
- Access from the parking lot is at ground level and a ramp leads up to the main entrance of the Library from Yonge Street.
Front and back entrances are equipped with automatic doors.
There is wheelchair accessible elevator service to both floors.
Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located on the first floor off the main lobby as well as on the second floor of the Library.
Service animals are welcome.
Adaptive technology is any piece of equipment that eliminates or diminishes barriers to information and maximizes independence and full citizenship.
The following adaptive technology is available to the public on the first floor of the Library. Assistance with this technology is provided through Adult Information Services.
JAWS (Job Access with Speech)
JAWS is screen reading software for people who are visually impaired. It conveys information on the screen via speech.
- ZoomText Screen Magnifier
ZoomText enlarges everything on the computer up to 36 times its normal size. It can change the screen colour scheme and the pointer size for better visibility.
- Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT)
DBT takes files (Word, text, HTML, etc.) and converts them to Braille, allowing the user to send documents to the Braille embosser.
Kurzweil 1000 is scanning, writing, and reading software for use by people who are blind or visually impaired. It works with a flatbed scanner to allow scanned-in text to be converted to speech and read back to the user.
Kurzweil 3000 is reading, writing, and learning software that will assist any struggling reader in his or her learning experience. It allows users to scan in a document and have the computer read it back to them.
Please note that although we are happy to provide assistance in using this technology, in-depth instruction cannot be provided.
VISITING LIBRARY SERVICES
The Visiting Library Service offers library service to people who are homebound due to disability, illness, or frailty and who have no alternative means of obtaining library materials.
On a regular basis, a library volunteer will deliver books and other library materials to those who cannot come to the facility themselves.
If you would like to become a visited customer, please complete and submit an application. Applications should be returned to the Circulation Desk, addressed to the attention of Reccia Mandelcorn, Manager of Community Collaboration, or you may request this service by telephoning the Library at 905-727-9494 ext 230 or by email.
THE CNIB LIBRARY PARTNERS PROGRAM
The CNIB Library Partners Program provides access to Canada's largest collection of alternative format books and online resources for people who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability.